The Virginia Stormwater Management Program (SWM) was developed to protect citizens, property, and natural resources from unmanaged stormwater runoff. It includes following two aspects:
- Erosion & sediment control (ESC) and
- Stormwater management.
Certificates of competency to inspect, review, or manage ESC or SWM programs are issued by DEQ's Office of Training Services.
The technical and permitting aspects of ESC and SWM are administered by DEQ's Office of Water Programs.